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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera answers questions from the media in front of the California Supreme court building March 4, 2008 in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Landlords Sued For Evicting Tenants And Re-Renting San Francisco Properties To Tourists

San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed two lawsuits against landlords he believes illegally rented properties to tourists after evicting long-time tenants, two of which are disabled.

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SF Supes Approve Big Hike In Ellis Act Payouts

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco’s Housing Crisis From The Landlord’s Perspective

KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Janan New, executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association—a nonprofit and advocacy group for owners of rental property in the city. She says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.

04/14/2014

Protesters block a Google employee shuttle bus at 18th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, April 11, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters Block Another Google Bus In San Francisco Ahead Of March Against Evictions

Dozens of protesters in San Francisco blocked a bus headed for Google headquarters Friday morning and dozens more are expected during an afternoon march to rally against the evictions of local teachers and other longtime city residents.

04/11/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Landlords Threaten To Sue City Over Increased Ellis Act Fees

A group of San Francisco landlords said they are preparing to file a lawsuit against the city after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to increase the amount of tenant relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions.

04/09/2014

SF groups protest a planned Ellis Act conviction Wednesday. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Bigger Payouts For Ellis Act Evictions

Landlords hoping to use the Ellis Act to evict tenants in San Francisco will have to pay up, after the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase the amount tenants can receive in those settlements.

04/08/2014

Artists Return To Restore Women's Building Mural

Protesters Take To San Francisco’s Mission District, Demonstrate Against Ellis Act Evictions

Protesters at 24th and Mission streets in San Francisco loudly demonstrated the latest round of what they call unfair Ellis Act evictions.

04/02/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rent Board Report: San Francisco Demolition Evictions Up 300 Percent

Tenant activists say a new evictions report by San Francisco’s Rent Board shows how serious the housing crisis has become in the City.

03/24/2014

(l-r) Supervisors Mark Farrell from District 2, Scott Wiener from District 8 and Jane Kim from District 6 are sworn in at a San Francisco City Hall, January 8, 2011.

Bill Would Force SF New Property Owners To Hold Buildings For 5 Years Before Evictions

A San Francisco state senator is introducing a bill on Monday where new property buyers in the city would be forced to own their buildings for five years before they could evict renters.

02/24/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Evicted San Francisco Seniors File Criminal Complaints Against Landlords

Evicted tenants and their advocates gathered in front of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice Wednesday to protest the Ellis Act and to file criminal complaints against landlords.

02/05/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks during a press conference at the Alice Griffith housing project on August 31, 2011.

KCBS In Depth: Tommi Avicolli Mecca of SF’s Housing Rights Committee On The City’s Housing Crisis

Tommi Avicolli Mecca from San Francisco’s Housing Rights Committee addresses what she calls a housing emergency in the City, which includes; an “epidemic of evictions, scarce affordable housing, and the highest rents” in the country.

02/03/2014

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